American Craft Beer Week 2019

The Brewers Association kicked off its 14th annual American Craft Beer Week®. The 2019 installment, which runs from May 13-19, celebrates America’s small and independent craft brewers.

Enjoying a Lime Gose at Red Rock Brewing last year during American Craft Beer Week 2018.
Enjoying a Lime Gose at Red Rock Brewing last year during American Craft Beer Week 2018.

Utah brewers, breweries, and finer beer-drinking establishments are celebrating the craft all week long. Many will release special beers, offer daily deals, and participate in beer-related events.

I’ll share my personal American Craft Beer Week exploits on Instagram and Facebook.

Here are a few highlights we came across on social media. Special shout-out to Red Rock Brewery and RoHa Brewing Project for answering our call and sending us details directly.

As always, please confirm details with the event host. The schedule is subject to change.

Red Rock Brewery

Red Rock Brewery is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with a “$2 Beer of the Day” at all three of its pub locations. The $2 beer will be determined day-of, so keep an eye out. Check out the brewery’s Instagram — it’s planning to give away a $25 gift card daily.

RoHa Brewing Project

It’s Firkin Hump Day at RoHa Brewing Project on May 15. The firkin will be tapped at 5 p.m. Also on May 15, RoHa will be at the Trolley Square Food Truck Night from 5-9 p.m.

RoHa takes over taps on May 17 at The Black Sheep Bar & Grill on Foothill from 5-9 p.m.

Bohemian Brewery

A week of events are planned at Bohemian Brewery, according to the brewery’s Instagram.

Photo Credit: Bohemian Brewery

Kiitos Brewing

Here’s what Kiitos Brewing is planning for American Craft Beer Week:

Kiitos American Craft Beer Week
Photo Credit: Kiitos Brewing

Shades Brewing

In honor of American Craft Beer Week, Shades Brewing is bringing back a few of its Kveik golden sour ales, as well as a new experimental beer.

  • Tuesday, May 14: Re-release of Tropical Thunder. It features guava, pineapple, and mango. Also at Beerhive Pub.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Release of a new experimental light lager. Also at Dick N’ Dixie’s.
  • Thursday, May 16: Re-release of Strawberry Jam Lactose Kveik, which originally made its debut on Valentine’s Day. Also at Beer Bar.
  • Friday, May 17: Release of a new Kveik golden sour ale — Peach Cobbler.  Also at The Bayou.

Squatters Craft Beer / Wasatch Brewery

American Craft Beer Week 2019Celebrate the week with Squatters and Wasatch. Here’s what’s on tap:

  • $2.50 12-ounce drafts all week
  • Brewers Batch Specials: Helles Lager and Acapulco Gold available all week at Squatters downtown pub
  • Brewers Batch Specials: Tropical Rye and Schwarzbier available all week at Wasatch Brewery in Park City
  • Brewery tours at the West Side Tavern. Make sure to call (801) 466-8855 to reserve a spot.

2 Row Brewing

Midvale’s 2 Row Brewing released its All About Apricot. According to The Bayou — where you can grab a 750ml bottle — it’s the brewery’s Dangereux Belgian aged in Chardonnay barrels with Brettanomyces and apricots.

It’s also scheduled to be available at Craft by Proper on May 14 and in 2 Row’s bottle shop on May 18.

UTOG Brewing Company

Ogden’s UTOG Brewing Company is offering $3 pints specials throughout the week. It’s their Kölsch on May 14. Visit UTOG’s Facebook for a new $3 beer each day during American Craft Beer Week.

Epic Brewing

Epic Brewing posted the following schedule of releases on its Instagram.

Photo Credit: Epic Brewing

Level Crossing Brewing

The Salt Lake area’s newest brewery is offering $2.50 pint — yes, full 16-ounce pints! — specials all week. A different beer is selected each day. Here’s the lineup:

  • Tuesday, May 14: American Wheat
  • Wednesday, May 15: Amber Ale
  • Thursday, May 16: Oat Pale Ale
  • Friday, May 17: You-Tah Uncommon
  • Saturday, May 18: Hazy Pale Ale
  • Sunday, May 19: Kölsch
Enjoying a $2.50 pint of Amber Ale at Level Crossing Brewing on May 15.
Enjoying a $2.50 pint of Amber Ale at Level Crossing Brewing on May 15.

Plan Your American Craft Beer Week

For a comprehensive daily list of how Utah is celebrating American Craft Beer Week, be sure to visit the Utah Beer Blog (not affiliated with Utah Beer News). The Utah Brewers Guild also compiled a calendar outlining a few of the week’s festivities.

And don’t forget, SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery event is set for May 18 at Trolley Square. For some mid-week fun, check out the next Zoo Brew at Utah’s Hogle Zoo on May 15.

Updated May 16, 2019